Medicare open enrollment may be less confusing this year, but for a variety of reasons many seniors may be more confused. There has been a great deal of misinformation incorrectly linking Medicare to the new Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
To help ease the confusion, Nassau County and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services are holding four consumer information forums. Experts from Medicare and other senior benefit programs will be there to answer questions. Here's the forum schedule:
TUESDAY, 10 a.m.-noon, Herricks Senior Community Service Center (516-305-8976)
OCT. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bethpage Senior Community Center (516-571-9910)
NOV. 14,12:45-2:30 p.m., Glen Cove Senior Community Service Center (516-759-9610)
NOV. 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Freeport Senior Community Service Center (516-623-2008)
The Medicare open enrollment period runs until Dec. 7.